London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -312, 16,  pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
William Bowman (1816-1892) won the Royal Society of London's Royal Medal for this paper detailing his discovery of a key component of the nephron, now known as "Bowman's Capsule" which is the first step in the kidney's filtration of blood in the process that results in urine.
Also contains J. Frederic Daniell's: "Sixth Letter on Voltaic Combinations" (pp. 137-155) and John Herschel's "On the Action of the Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Vegetable Colours, and on some new Photographic Processes" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 132 for the Year 1842 Part I & Part II, pp. 181-214).